Aloe Vera Drinks now come in New Packaging 2018

FLP aloe vera drinks now come in the 100% recycle Tetra Packaging and along with the new look our aloe vera drinking gels are even more pure, retain more of the vitamin and nutrients of the plant and hvae no preservatives added.

What a super exciting time to be apart of such a progressive forward moving company.

Did I mention we grow our own aloe vera which is hand harvested and organic. Here are some of the benefits when choosing our Aloe Vera drinks

Imagine slicing open an Aloe leaf and consuming the gel directly from the plant.

Our signature Aloe Vera drinking gels are as close to the real thing as you can get.

Aloe Vera has natural cleansing abilities that help the digestive tract absorb nutrients from the food we eat while unique polysaccharides and other nutrients help to support the immune system and natural energy levels..

Certified by the International Aloe Science Council for potency and purity..

Forever’s nutritional Aloe Vera Drinks combined hand harvested inner leaf Aloe Vera Gel with natural fruit juices to provide all of the amazing benefits of Aloe just as nature intended.

Our Aloe Vera Drinks are rich in vitamin C, gluten-free and are now more natural with no added preservatives; the new manufacturing process also results in 300% more vitamin retention in our inner leaf Aloe Vera Gel.

Each one liter gel drink comes in THE NEW TETRA packaging made from 100% recyclable materials so what’s on the outside is as good as what’s on the inside.

  • Forever Aloe Vera Gel provides 99.7% pure in early Aloe Vera Gel.
  • Forever Aloe Berry Nectar pears 90.7%  pure inner leaf Aloe Vera Gel with the refreshing zing of Cranberries and Sweet Apples for delicious taste and powerful antioxidant support
  • Forever Aloe Peaches provides 84.5% pure inner leaf Aloe Vera Gel with natural peach puree for a robust drink with a delicious sweet taste
  • Forever Aloe Vera Gel,
  • Forever Aloe Berry Nectar and
  • Forever Aloe Peaches

Enjoy all of the amazing benefits of pure aloe vera with no added preservatives and experience the power of Aloe Vera just as nature intended..

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Back Pain – Do you suffer from it?

Back pain, not something we like or want to discuss. Yet Back Pain affects over 60% of the world’s population at some time in their life and at variable levels of severity.

I was  and still am at times a back pain sufferer and I don’t like it, no I don’t, not one little bit and I am fairly certain you don’t either.

Now I am not a Back Pain medical specialist and I don’t hold any medical degree in this matter, I share my own experience with back pain and feelings of others who suffer back pain, so this is where my advice and information on this real problem is going to be based. Just everyday ordinary people who have to deal with back pain on a daily basis.

My Back Pain Story

About 10 years ago I suffered an injury to my lower back during a rather unwanted violent event. I still remember that moment so vividly it makes me cringe.

I can still feel the moment that pain shot through me at a crippling rate, the immense pain, like someone had taken a sharp steel rod, drove it into my lower back and connected it to the mains electricity supply, oh it was sickening, debilitating and I was doing all I could to control my breathing and not allow the tears to stream down my face.

I was in so much pain I just wanted to die and I sure as hell could not move enough to drive the car. I managed to make it home with the help of some friends.

It was a Saturday evening and I was in no shape to sit in a hospital emergency waiting room for 6 hours, the pain was so excruciating and by this stage I needed assistance just to walk and dress.

I sat down with a bottle of scotch and some over the counter pain pills and went to work on becoming so intoxicated I would barely feel the pain. Stupid yes I know but at the time that was the only logic I could come up with in my extremely fragile state after the events of the evening.

I managed to successfully induce an alcohol comatose state of sleep, but the next day man did I feel it, I knew I needed medical attention. Now to cut a long story short, yes there was severe damage that would be long term, and so began my life on morphine, prescription codeine and copious amounts of alcohol to go with it.

Not a great way to live life as any of you would agree, but when you become a back pain sufferer to the point where you have to get your daughter to help you stand up, just to get off the toilet! your life pretty much sucks, depression hits you coupled with constant pain and limited physical movement and before you know it you become comfortable being a recluse and consuming more and more prescription pain pills with alcohol and the nasty cycle begins.

Desperation and Back Pain

Long term back pain sufferers do start to become desperate and we try all sorts of weird, wonderful and untested methods to try and alleviate the constant pain that we feel has crippled our lives. We will search high and low for anything that is a better solution to all the drugs we constantly take just to function at some level of normality.

Late night info-commercials become your friend and before you know it your funds have been used up on useless products that did more harm than good. Now I am not saying it is all bad and some back pain sufferers do find something that works better for them than the 100 prescription pills they take in a week.

More often then not it is costly and just causes more pain.

What Worked For Me

After trying many things from physiotherapy to acupuncture, machines and gadgets very little did anything to ease the pain in my lower back and many times over the years I would revert back to the prescription drugs just so I could go to work and appear to function as a valuable member of society.

That was until I remembered a company a friend introduced me to many years before. I remembered this company was all about living a better life and talked a lot about looking after your health by making better choices in the areas of your foods exercise and nutritional supplement.

I also remembered this company knew a lot about the Aloe Vera plant and all the benefits people had found when including aloe vera based products. I even remembered I had used these products years earlier when I was first introduced to this company and I did enjoy and love the products I had been using from them.

Thinking back to those early years I remembered I had occasionally purchased some of the product here and there, but like so many other people I always gave excuses to myself for not purchasing the product regularly and sticking with my healthy lifestyle choices of good food and exercise.

Back then when I first hurt my back I listened to the hype from the media and medical professionals saying that the Aloe Vera drinks, nutritional supplements, healthy eating and exercise would do nothing to ease my pain or help me with my back problem, so I never gave them a second though until several years later when I had exhausted all medical options. I did not think alternative lifestyle until the doctors basically had no other options to help me.

I did not start thinking of giving alternatives outside the traditional medical path ,until I had wasted all my money and crushed all my hopes on so many traditional options for back pain that did not work.

Out of options and knowing that the many years of constant heavy medications taken daily with alcohol were destroying my liver, kidneys, heart and sending me to an early grave I decided one day, “enough was enough”.

I searched,found and went back over all  the information from this company my friend had introduced me to so many years ago. I logged onto the shop website and I started sifting through all the information I could get my hands on.

I pulled out all the old brochures and information leaflets that had been given to me in my members pack and from when I first met the Founder of the company himself.  I even remember that first seminar when I first met the founder and how pleasant he was sharing his vision of helping people to become healthier and feel good with the aloe vera products he first envisioned.

I started to research Aloe Vera in general and what I started to learn about this plant was astounding.

Many Claims and Scientific Research

Apart from being the go to plant for treating burns and skin problems, there was a ton of information on the miraculous benefits others were having from drinking the gel from this plant.

The Aloe Vera plant was being hailed as the unknown secret to internal health, helping people with conditions from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) to easing pain in arthritis sufferers and that’s what sparked my hope and intrigue.

So many people so many claims and some history that dates back centuries,it was not always easy to decide if this plant which seemed nutrient based would be of benefit to me and my particular issue, but hey I had run out of options

I started purchasing a monthly supply of a couple of the products to include in my new health management plan I had drafted up for myself.

Then I set about making sure I developed good  habits of taking these products and following my health plan every single day without fail.

I was skeptic to say the least and I really didn’t expect to see any magical or miraculous results, but I had nothing to lose except the severe pain I had lived with for many years now that had stopped me from doing so many things in life..

After the first month of following my health plan I had drawn up, I noticed a remarkable difference in my general health, my depression wasn’t as bad, my skin and hair were healthier and my pain medication usage was down by around 10%.

My doctors were very happy with the results and told me to stick to whatever it was that I was doing. So I placed another order and continued on with my health plan.

After 6 months of following this health plan  I was now completely drug free. I no longer needed all the medication for my back pain.

I actually had no more back pain, unless I did something really stupid that put stress on the injured area of my back, like lifting something extremely heavy.

Every day I drink the aloe vera drink and take the nutritional supplements and stick with my health plan, has seen me  free from prescription pain medication for many years now.

Not a day goes by where I am not grateful for trying an alternative treatment process for my back pain management which is actually now very common place treatment advice from doctors in this country.

 My Basic Health Plan for My  Back Pain Management and Healthy Lifestyle.

The 3 core products I use daily without fail in my  health plan to manage my healthy lifestyle and stay pain free are

  1. Freedom2Go– patented, stabilized aloe vera gel, plus Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM, and the sweet taste of antioxidant-rich Pomegranate juice.
  2. Arctic Sea Capsules–A superior nutritional supplement combining Omega-3 with Omega-9. It provides a safe and balanced supplement that can favorably support healthy blood cholesterol, triglyceride levels, mobility and optimal joint function.
  3. Bee Pollen– The nutrients in bee pollen are readily digestible and easily absorbed by the human body. Forever Bee Pollen may assist in maintaining a healthy circulatory, digestive, immune, and nervous system.
Freedon2Go pouch-Arctic Sea - Bee Pollen

My go-to for back pain

These are the core nutritional supplements included in my health plan along with many fresh healthy fruits and vegetables and I try to do an easy walk each day along with the stretched designed for me by the physiotherapist.

My doctors are extremely happy with how I have managed to turn my life around and go drug free for pain management and increase my health on all counts. They encourage me to continue to stick to my health plan all the time..

What works for me may not work for you!

Now this may not be the answer to your pain management and living a healthy lifestyle as we are all different and unique. However if you have exhausted all resources then you may want to develop a health plan like I have done commit to it  every day without fail.

No matter what you find helps you, if it is better than popping handfuls of heavy drugs daily, then I would encourage you to stick with it.

What the doctors often fail to tell us is that the prescription pain medication is not a cure for our pain, it is just one possible solution to manage the pain. They will not tell you it can be addictive and over long periods of time with continued use you are destroying your liver, damaging your stomach lining and will face further complications down the track.

I have shared my experience with you to give you hope and inspire you to find a solution to your back pain management that doesn’t involve the daily taking of heavy duty drugs.

Please feel free to share what you have found that works for you or not worked for you in the comment box below and if you know of others who are suffering from back pain and may benefit from reading my story the share it with them also.

Aloe Vera History

Aloe Vera, often called the Miracle Plant, the Natural Healer, the Burn Plant, goes by many names which have survived 4000 or so years, during which this amazing medicinal herb has benefited mankind.

George Ebers in 1865 first discovered it’s antiquity in an ancient Egyptian papyrus, dated 3500 BC, which was in fact a collection of herbal remedies. Other researchers have since found it was used by both the ancient Chinese and Indian cultures.

Greek and Roman physicians such as Dioscorides and Pliny the Elder used aloe Vera to great effect and legend suggests that Aristotle persuaded Alexander the Great to capture the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean to get its rich supply of aloe vera plants to heal his wounded soldiers.

The Egyptian Queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra rated it highly as a beauty therapy, for in those days, health and beauty were linked far more than they ever are today.

Nefertiti photo credit – “Nofretete Neues Museum” by Philip Pikart – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

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Cleopatra photo credit – “Cleopatra and Caesar by Jean-Leon-Gerome” – http://www.mezzomondo.com/arts/mm/orientalist/european/gerome/index_b.html. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons –

Over 200 Species of the Aloe Plant

Although there are over 200 species of Aloe Vera, only 3-4 t have medicinal properties. Of these, Aloe Vera Barbadensis (Miller), which is also known as Aloe Vera (Linne), is the most potent.

This is also the one we use in the production of all our aloe products.

Aloe Vera Barbadensis is a succulent, looking rather like a cactus but is in fact a member of the Lily family, related to the onions, garlic and asparagus.

It reaches maturity in 4 years when the content of its leaves, a mixture of inner gel and outer sap can be harvested, preserved and bottled to produce a product that is as near to the natural aloe vera plant juice as we can get.

To benefit from Aloe Vera, the gel can be taken internally for its nutritional effect or it can be combined with other ingredients to produce topical creams and lotions to nourish and improve the quality of the skin.

Why – Where – How Aloe Vera Works

Why does Aloe Vera Work?

Aloe works by providing a rich cocktail of nutritional elements whose combined action and balance, produce a more powerful effect together, then one would expect from the addition of each individual components. This is because they work as a team, enhancing each other’s effect – this is known as synergism. It also has adaptogenic properties- which means that the different individuals take from it what they need, therefore the benefits vary from person to person.

Adaptogenic is derived from Adaptogen meaning: 
Definition:  any of various natural substances that work through the adrenal glands to produce adjustments in the body to combat stress and increase resistance to stress, and which usually produce no side effects.
Example:  Adaptogens such as the herbs garlic, ginseng, echinacea, ginkgo, goldenseal, and taheebo are natural substances that benefit the body.
Etymology:  Greek adapto ‘to adjust’ and the suffix gen ‘producing’

So if I can sum up how Aloe Vera works in laymen terms it would be that, Aloe Vera is a nutritional plant that in its entirety supplies our body, when consumed internally, with the nutritional building blocks we need to function at a higher level of health and fitness. Thus in doing so enables us to heal from sickness and injury more quickly allowing our body and immune system to go about the jobs it was designed to do.

Where does it Work?

Because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, helps firstly to prevent injury to epithelial tissues-(Epithelial tissue covers the outside of the body and lines organs and cavities. Epithelial tissue helps to protect organisms from micro-organisms, injury, and fluid loss.) And when they are damaged, consuming Aloe Vera can promote healing.

Antioxidants fight the destructive “free radicals”, the unstable compounds produced by our metabolism and are found in environmental pollutants. They are thought to cause a variety of ailments including some cancers as well as contributing towards the ageing process.

An epithelium is an anatomical term defined as follows: An epithelium is a layer of cells that covers the body or lines a cavity that connects with it.

Our largest epithelium is our skin but also included are the lining of the gut, the bronchial tubes and the genital tract. No wonder Aloe Vera works just as well on damaged skin as it does on , say, an inflamed bowel or in asthma.

So How does Aloe Vera Work ?

The inner leaf gel from Aloe has proven to deliver natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial actions combined within its nutritional constituents promote cell growth and therefore increased healing rates.

However it is not only helpful for people with problems, most people taking it on a daily basis report a greater sense of well-being, they just feel better or they report feeling calmer and less anxious with more energy.

Dr Peter Atherton stated that “he believed this is due to Aloe Vera’s effect on the immune system”, which you may say becomes balanced or fine-tuned and therefore more efficient at defending the body from attacks of virus and bacterial nature.

Aloe also contains Amino acids which are used in every cell of your body to build the proteins you need to survive. All organisms need some proteins, whether they are used in muscles or as simple structures in the cell membrane. Even though all organisms have differences, they still have one thing in common: the need for basic chemical building blocks-Amino Acids

Inside the Aloe Leaf

Aloe Vera gel contains over 75 known ingredients which can be divided into the following groups

Group One

It contains a wide range, but the most important ones are the antioxidant vitamins C and E and beta-carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A. It is also one of the few plant sources in the world of Vitamin B12 – so very useful to vegetarians and vegans

These include magnesium manganese, zinc, copper, chromium, calcium, sodium, potassium and the important antioxidant selenium.

The human body requires 22 amino acids, the building blocks of proteins and Aloe Vera gel provides 22 of them. More importantly, it provides seven of the eight essential amino acids that cannot be manufactured by the body and which therefore have to be consumed as food

These include the important muco-polysaccharides which act on the immune system as well as helping detoxify the body

Group Two

Lipase’s and proteases which break down food and aid in digestion.

The three main types, act as powerful anti-inflammatory agents.

This woody substances bestows on Aloe Vera its penetrative ability to reach deep into the skin.

These are soapy substances that exert a powerful anti-microbial effect against bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts such as Candida or Thrush

The most important ones being aloin and emodin, together they are strong painkillers and are acknowledged to possess anti-bacterial and viruscidal activity. In their pure form they are very powerful laxatives.

Is using the Aloe Leaf Rind Beneficial

There is no real evidence to suggest the whole leaf aloe, which includes the rind but is filtered and usually concentrated, is any more effective than just the inner leaf gel or sap alone. However what is most important is the quality and quantity of aloe in the product being sold.

Unfortunately many products on the market labelled as “Aloe Vera Juice” may contain only a small amount or portion of the actual inner leaf gel.

If in doubt, look for the Seal of Approval of the International Aloe Science Council. This is an independent American regulatory body which monitors the quantity and quality of aloe in products. If their Seal of Approval actually appears on the container (not simply a claim) it is a bona fide aloe product.

Conclusion

Aloe Vera is not a panacea for all ills and there’s no magic about it.
I believe it works only in the two areas mentioned previously – epithelial tissue and the immune system.

This is largely backed up by anecdotal evidence, as many thousands of people over the centuries have reported benefit for various skin complaints such as eczema, psoriasis, ulcers, burns, acne even stings and bites.

Some people have reported they found relief for bowel disorders such as colitis, diverticulitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. However these are personal testimonial accounts and not yet backed up by documented scientific evidence.

Other conditions resulting from a disordered immune system such as arthritis, asthma and ME (post viral fatigue syndrome) and LE (lupus) have improved after a regular ingestion of Aloe Vera gel.

Aloe Vera therefore has a complimentary role to play in the management of various conditions. It is very important however that people should always seek the advice of their Doctor when the diagnosis is in doubt or where a condition does not improve.

Self-diagnosis can be extremely dangerous as many serious conditions can mimic more simple ones. As with any changes to your health management plan, be it exercise diet or nutritional supplements, it is always wise to consult with your doctor.

The bulk of this information has been sourced from leading experts in their field like Dr. Peter Atherton. MB. ChB. D.Obst. RCOG. MRCGP.
Qualified in 1968 at Leeds University and after six years in the Royal Army Medical Corps, he became a General Practitioner.

He is currently the Senior Partner of a training practice with a special interest in dermatology, having spent 3 years working in a dermatology department of a district hospital. This interest combined with an understanding of the power of herbal remedies gained whilst serving in the East and India led to his fascination with Aloe Vera.

How Much Aloe Vera Should I Drink

In this article I hope to help clear up some misconceptions when it comes to drinking Aloe Vera juice.

Personally I have been consuming Aloe drinking gel from Forever Living Products for many years now on a daily basis.

When I am diligent and drink the aloe gel daily, I stay healthy, have more energy and am free from colds and flu, yes your read that right, I have not had the flu in over 5 years and no I do not get the flu shot every year.

I credit my ability to skip the flu season to the nutrients within the Forever Living Aloe drinking gel that help to strengthen your immune system.

For many of these years drinking Aloe Vera juice I was a full-time Taxi driver and spent over half my day, usually evening shift from 4 pm to 4 am inside a cab, transporting all manner of people with all manner of germs from point A to point B.

On many of these trips during flu season I was directly exposed to people coughing, sneezing and breathing inside the cabin of the cab and sometimes these trips were from home to the doctors because they were sick with the flu.

As long as I was drinking my Aloe Vera juice every day I did not ever contract any flu or cold from these sick passengers.

I am not an elite athlete, super fit or taking multi-vitamins every day, my diet isn’t that great and no I am not Wonder Woman or some super hero either

How Do I Know what my Optimum Level of Aloe is ?

This is a very valid question to ask when first starting out drinking Aloe. So why is there an optimum amount and why would you even worry about that, after all it is just a juice right?

WRONG.

 

Aloe Vera is much more than just a fruit or vegetable juice so you need to know what your optimum amount on a daily basis is. Everyone is different and some can tolerate and need more whilst others like children need less and in my opinion we all have our optimum level.

I say optimum because all of us depending on age, current health issues and past health issues will need the right amount for our own internal body balance.

How do you know what your optimum amount will be?

Well that will vary and be up to you to know by becoming aware and in touch with your inner self. Knowing your health and what works and doesn’t work for you.

I suggest that generally speaking for most people they will only need to consume between 50-100 mls a day for an adult and 5-50 mls for a child depending on the age of the child and so forth.

Dr. Peter Atherton is regarded as one of the world’s experts in the field of Aloe Vera’s medical properties. In this video he shares his view on how much aloe to have each day.

Why Only Drink a Certain Amount Of Aloe Juice Daily?

Well as I said above Aloe Vera is not just a juice per-say and most of the time it is thicker then juice as it generally comes from the inner leaf of the Aloe plant which is more like a gelly substance. The reason you do not consume it like a juice, cordial or water is because of the powerful properties the Aloe gel contains.

Aloe Vera detoxifies the internal intestine in your gut cleaning out all the built up rubbish caught in your villi from years of consuming processed foods and high fat, high sugar diets.

Opened bottle of Forever Aloe drinking gel

Drinking Aloe has a natural cleansing effect on the gut.
Aloe Vera contains over 200 vitamins and minerals
Aloe Vera has the natural ability to reduce inflammation and pain inside the body
Aloe Vera is known to help the body regenerate healthy new cells.

So because of detoxification properties of aloe, consuming too much on a daily basis will generally cause the need to go to the toilet on a more frequent basis. When the Aloe juice has worked it’s magic on the inside and cleared these stubborn toxins you will find your optimum amount on a daily basis will be somewhere in the range of 50-100 mls.

Your optimum amount daily will assist in reducing problems from bloating and you will just have a generally sense of wellness and energy.

If you are drinking too much each day you will pass loose stools more than once through the day and you could possibly suffer symptoms like cramping and nausea.

I know this sounds disconcerting but as in anything you consume orally, if you overdo it you will suffer some effects of that overconsumption in some way shape or form.

Once you find the right balance your absorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals will be more efficient, giving your body more of what it needs for a healthy immune system which will help in the prevention of colds and flu.

Whatever you do, respect yourself, your body and start living for a healthier you today.

The Truth about Aloe Vera

You have reached for aloe when you spent too much time in the sun. You’ve seen Aloe listed as an ingredient in many of your personal care products. It’s always been there. Simple, trusted and recognised the world over.

There’s a reason Aloe Vera gel is trusted in products you see every day and that reason dates back thousands of years. The earliest civilizations revered this extraordinary botanical for its astonishing properties. Its legendary uses have been passed down through time, enhanced by scientific innovation and centuries of experience.

The earliest written description of Aloe Vera’s medicinal properties was found cached between the knees of an Egyptian mummy dated from the year 1550 BC. In the 4th century, aloe was used by the soldiers of Alexander the Great to restore their strength and heal their wounds.

Aloe Vera’s beautifying effects were made legendary by Egyptian queen Cleopatra’s use of the plant to keep her skin looking young and beautiful.

The record of aloes historical uses is lengthy and spreads around the world, from the 12th century German medical records to the Compendium of Materia Medica from the Chinese Ming Dynasty. With such a long and documented history of it’s benefits and uses there is no denying the power of this simple little plant.

Let Aloe surprise you as it:

  • Cleanses your digestive system
  • Infuses you with energy
  • Protects skin from free radical damage
  • Promotes skin’s natural healing
  • Is the only vegetarian source of vitamin B12
  • And so much more

You probably know aloe to be a cooling botanical that soothes burns and other skin irritations. While soothing burns is one of aloe’s amazing abilities, there’s so much more to aloe.

As a succulent plant that thrives in even the driest of deserts, aloe’s graceful sword-like leaves are filled with hundreds of nutritional compounds and life-sustaining moisture that benefit the body on the inside and out.

Forever Living Products has harnessed the power of aloe and developed a complete line of nurturing products based on 100% pure aloe vera gel.  Harvested by hand from our own plantations and immediately stabilized for purity, our aloe nourishes your body—inside and out—with products ranging from age-defying facial treatments to delicious, antioxidant rich drinks.

head-shot of pretty woman smiling and holding a glass of aloe gel

Forever Living provides dozens of products featuring stabilized Aloe Vera in its purest, most potent form. From nutritional drinks to soothing lotions, and beautifying treatments, you will notice the aloe difference right away. Every product we offer nourishes and soothes, helping improve your overall wellness and health.

As a Forever Business Owner I proudly recommend and use the Forever Living product range every single day.